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Stuart Gibbs

Autore di Spy School

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Stuart Gibbs is a writer for the FunJungle, Moon Base Alpha, and the New York Times bestselling Spy School series. (Bowker Author Biography)

Comprende i nomi: Stuart Gibbs, by Stuart Gibbs

Fonte dell'immagine: Author Stuart Gibbs at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0,


Opere di Stuart Gibbs

Spy School (2012) 1,273 copie
Belly Up (2010) 752 copie
Space Case (2014) 693 copie
Spy Camp (Spy School) (2013) 660 copie
Evil Spy School (2015) 550 copie
Spy Ski School (Spy School) (2016) 405 copie
Spy School Secret Service (2017) 344 copie
Spaced Out (2016) 316 copie
Poached (FunJungle) (2014) 316 copie
Big Game (FunJungle) (2015) 252 copie
Spy School Goes South (2019) 248 copie
Spy School British Invasion (2019) 242 copie
Panda-monium (FunJungle) (2017) 223 copie
Spy School Revolution (2020) 173 copie
Lion Down (FunJungle) (2019) 157 copie
The Last Musketeer (2011) 154 copie
Spy School at Sea (2021) 131 copie
Once Upon A Tim (2022) 90 copie
Spy School Project X (2022) 87 copie
Bear Bottom (FunJungle) (2021) 84 copie
Traitor's Chase (2012) 73 copie
Double Cross (2013) 57 copie
Spy School Goes North (2023) 51 copie
Whale Done (Funjungle) (2023) 50 copie
Bruce Wayne: Not Super (2023) 22 copie
Repli-Kate [2002 film] (2002) — Writer — 11 copie
Kémsuli (2016) 1 copia

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A spy school tale, where 12-year-old Ben Ripley is invited to a CIA training academy. Things are not what they seem, and he is soon involved in continuous danger, in the company of a girl who is far ahead of him in spying skills.

It has a lot of action and twists, although we do not get much chance to enjoy everyday life at the spy school and bonding with other students. Everything it's fast-paced. The writing is quite good, and Gibbs have a tongue-in-cheek way of telling the story, in first person from Ben's point of view, that is occasionally rather funny. I also liked how Ben is always out of his depth, although he is not at all stupid.

I enjoyed the humor, and you could argue that it's a good thing that a story with such an outlandish premise doesn't take itself too seriously, but perhaps that's something that didn't work so well for me. It's just a matter of taste, but that kind of thing lowers the stakes for me, and makes it seem more unrealistic. An example of a series with a similar premise that nevertheless manages to seem relatively realistic and serious is the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore, which I recommend.

Nevertheless, this is a quick, entertaining, well-written story.
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jcm790 | 17 altre recensioni | May 26, 2024 |
Twelve-year-old Ben Ripley loves playing spy games on the CIA's website, convinced that one day he'll be recruited, though his parents and even his best friend Mike think it's a waste of time. However, one day, Alexander Hale sweeps in and whisks Ben off to the Academy of Espionage (a.k.a. Spy School), where he's immediately thrown into danger. A bit bumbling and unsure who to trust, he's taken under the wing of brilliant third-year and legacy student Erica Hale, who's much smarter than her golden-boy dad. A number of characters employ the "hide in plain sight and pretend to be something else," including an apparently doddering old professor and the secret mole, who's a double agent posing as a careless slacker. I did not read the original text but the graphic novel adaptation is zippy, clever, quick, and high-stakes - very appealing and fun!… (altro)
JennyArch | 5 altre recensioni | Apr 25, 2024 |
A good classic mystery/sf combo set on Moon Base, which is definitely not as exciting as the brochures make it out to be... though when someone dies mysteriously, it gets rather more interesting for our twelve year old hero. Interestingly he gets a little help from a newly arrived crewmember who also may be a little mysterious...
bunnyjadwiga | 20 altre recensioni | Apr 2, 2024 |


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